Northwell Health Cytology Technician; Part time; Staten Island, NY in Staten Island, New York

Req Number 0015ZN

Job Category Laboratory

Job Description

As a Cytology Technician you will perform clinical laboratory procedures and examinations pursuant to established, approved protocols which require limited independent judgment and review.

Responsibilities Include:

  • GYN and NON-GYN specimens for the cytotechnologist to screen. Including registration, accessioning, centrifugation, staining, cover slipping and labeling.

  • Performs special stains on Cytological specimens when requested.

  • Maintains logbook for the purpose of identifying which Cytology cases were prepared for cellblocks and which cases had special stains performed.

  • Receives and signs for Histology and Cytology specimens transported to the department.

  • Follows established policies and procedures.

  • Maintains cleanliness of workbench and surrounding area, following established safety and infection control procedure.

  • Completes quality control, safety, and preventative maintenance logs.

  • Identifies and troubleshoots problem specimens.

  • Disposes and labels biohazard waste.

  • Maintains specimen identification and integrity throughout processes.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasional pushing, stooping, stretching, pulling, lifting (object 5 to 10 pounds) Constant standing, bending, sitting, walking, carrying of small objects

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Licensed by New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a Clinical Laboratory Technician (or as appropriate to area of assignment), required.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience.

  • Knowledge of the type of duties to be performed preferred.